In last week’s online poll, TheHorse.com asked if you own or have owned a Miniature Horse. More than 700 readers responded and we’ve tallied the results.

Throughout the week, the results remained close and in the end, the difference between "yes" and "no" was less than 10 votes. Ultimately, of the 705 respondents, 49% (374 voters) said they own or have owned a Miniature Horse. The slim majority of voters—358, or 51%–indicated they have or do not own a Mini. Additionally, 123 readers left comments sharing their opinions about or experiences with Miniature Horses.

Some said that Minis just aren’t the horse for them:

  • "They are cute and I love to see them driving, but I’ve always wanted riding horses."
  • "Too many problems… hyperlipidemia, dental, etc."
  • "While cute they require too much management to stay healthy."
  • "Not the breed for me."

Some respondents said that they use or would like to use Minis as a companion for another horse:

  • "Wonderful companion, baby sitter to my senior horse."
  • "Two. Friendly, brilliant, fun, easy, companions to Arab colt."
  • "Thinking of getting one to keep a senior horse company since he can’t be in with the big boys."
  • "As a companion for a blind mare."

Some voters shared why they got involved with Miniature Horses:

  • "Our first horse was a Mini, and we have had one ever sin